US Army, Pacific, Combatant Command, Geo
Definition/Scope: As the Army component to U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), USARPAC conducts full-spectrum operations within the US PACOM area of operations in order to deter aggression, advance regional security/cooperation, respond to crises, and fight to win. Mission: USARPAC as the Army Service Component Command (ASCC) to U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), provides forces, commands assigned forces, and conducts full spectrum operations to deter aggression, advance regional security/cooperation, respond to crisis and fight to win. On Order, USARPAC serves as a Combined/Joint Forces Land Component Command (C/JFLCC) or Combined Joint Task Force (C/JTF) headquarters. Vision: One Team--Combat ready, technologically advanced and culturally astute Theater Army forces with an expeditionary command and control headquarters advancing stability, security and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC) commands most Army forces in the Asia-Pacific region with the exception of Korea. The command can trace its lineage to 1910 and has continually evolved to meet mission requirements. USARPAC is headquartered on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, with more than 5,000 Soldiers, civilians, contractors, and military families living and working on the 589-acre post. If USARPAC were a business, it would rank as one of the state's largest employers with more than 25,000 full-time Soldiers and civilians employed throughout the Pacific and 9,000 more in the National Guard and Army Reserve. USARPAC is engaged throughout the Asia-Pacific region, providing trained and ready, Active and Reserve Component combat and enabling forces, and playing a key role in U.S. Pacific Command's theater security programs. It has sent peacekeeping forces to the Sinai Peninsula, Haîti, East Timor, and Bosnia. The 196th Infantry Brigade provides training support to National Guard and Army Reserve forces in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and American Samoa, as well as humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, and military support to civil authorities. The 9th Regional Readiness Command commands Army Reserve forces through the region. In October 2000 the headquarters reorganized as a multi-component Army service component command. USARPAC is not to be confused with USPACOM which is a Unified Command.
Used For:South West Pacific Area
Broader Terms:Army Service Component Command
Narrower Terms:9th Regional Readiness Command
Related Terms:Eighth US Army